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Factors Influencing Team Effectiveness in Higher Education

Jeffrey Lawrence D’Silva1 and Seyedali Ahrari1
  • 1 Institute for Social Science Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia


Organizations must fulfill in order to produce and sustain effective teams. Many factors can affect how effectively teams perform. Thus, this study offers the results of an investigation of the factors that donate to team effectiveness in higher education. Task interdependence, task conflict and personality traits appeared as key influences on team effectiveness. An overall of 275 randomly selected researchers from local Malaysian universities. The results were measured by the Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) analysis. The empirical results showed task interdependence was found to be a critical factor in team effectiveness. Thus, task interdependence that emerged in this study offers a significant influence on the works on team effectiveness in professional contexts.

American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 13 No. 9, 2016, 932-940


Submitted On: 3 August 2016 Published On: 13 September 2016

How to Cite: D’Silva, J. L. & Ahrari, S. (2016). Factors Influencing Team Effectiveness in Higher Education. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 13(9), 932-940.

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  • Task Interdependence
  • Task Conflict
  • Personality
  • Team Effectiveness
  • Higher Education